Welcome to St Stephen's Church at Great Wigborough.

Regular services on Sunday Mornings:

We hold services on alternate Sunday mornings from the 2nd Sunday in the month, at 9.30am. Our services alternate between Holy Communion and Matins.



Upcoming Church services:

25 Feb 10am Café Church
11 Mar 9.30am Morning Prayer
18 Mar 9.30am Holy Communion
25 Mar 10am Café Church for Palm Sunday (does anyone have a donkey to bring along?)
29 Mar 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
30 Mar 10am at Peldon Church Good Friday
8 Apr 9.30am Holy Communion with Revd Sam Norton followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at approx. 10.30am
15 Apr 9.30am Morning Prayer
22 Apr 10am Café Church
29 Apr 9.30am Morning Prayer

Café Church:

We have the popular Café Church format on Sunday morning at 10am, so come and join us for pastries with your choice of hot drink!

Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree will continue to be available in the porch at Great Wigborough church. Many people have taken the opportunity to place prayers on the tree, and these prayers are lifted to God in our services. Please let us know of any prayer needs of people in the Wigboroughs, both now and in the future.


Our Lay Reader Anne Owen received her doctorate last July at the University of Essex. The subject she studied was Bioinformatics. The degree took 6 years of part-time study with supervisor Dr Andrew Harrison. The topic was the use of computer analysis on gene-related biological data.

Research, fund-raising and discussions are taking place for a possible memorial marker in Copt Hall lane in Little Wigborough for the spot where the L33 Zeppelin was forced to land in September 1916. Last year the ZEPFEST outdoor event to mark the Centenary of the occasion was very well attended. Photographs of other Zeppelin-related markers are attached, from Billericay and Cuffley. The older Cuffley memorial has an obelisk above. Current thinking is that a marker stone, rather than a memorial, would be appropriate because no-one died when the L33 landed. Ideas for shapes, designs and appropriate words would be welcome … to Anne Owen (email: anne.m.owen@gmail.com). Many thanks! John Jowers is supportive of the project which is good because he is on the Highways Committee of Essex County Council, which will have to give approval after the local Parish Council have agreed.

On Sunday 25th June, St Stephens Church at Great Wigborough will be opening its Tower for visitors to see the amazing views over Abberton Reservoir and southwards towards the River Blackwater and Mersea Island! Light refreshments will be served in the church between 11am and 4pm, and a children’s choir will be visiting to provide entertainment.


St Stephen’s Church